In the current climate, 𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛-𝙗𝙪𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜-𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙢 𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙘𝙤𝙨𝙩𝙨
With the cost of living increasing there is significant pressure on household incomes The wholesale cost of energy has escalated rapidly in recent months– with providers reaching 40% increases.
Timber frame is 4 times more energy efficient than a standard masonry home; saving you time, energy & money on your self build journey; and future-proofing your home
Self-builders must consider budgeting, unexpected material costs, and the long-term costs associated with their home build.
This is where we have seen an increase in the number of self builders turning to Timber Frame as it’s the best known for its energy efficiency, environmental benefits, higher U-value than other materials, and generally providing a warmer home, in turn rapidly reducing your living costs.
Energy costs have seen a stark increase and are predicted to continue on the increase by the end of 2023. Meanwhile, with a push towards a quicker and more sustainable, environmentally friendly build method; timber frame construction in Ireland remains significantly cheaper and easier to run.
Reduced energy rates with timber frame houses are not the only benefit for self-builders.
Dry, factory environments provide a higher quality of build and an airtight structure leading to highly energy-efficient homes.
Thermal insulation is undoubtedly the key element in preventing heat loss but in conventional homes, problem areas still exist at the joints where surfaces such as walls, roofs, windows, and doors meet. However, Timber Frame allows a builder to easily ensure all joints are airtight to prevent any loss of heat.
Budgeting a Self-Build in the Current Climate
Additional labour costs, unpredictable weather, and unexpected unforeseen costs can always arise. These unexpected setbacks can derail even the most stringent of budget plans.
“We are seeing more and more self-builders here in Ireland now turning to Timber Frame Homes; in light of a flexible design, and inevitably a faster, cheaper build. It is essentially a fixed cost solution; something every self-builder is seeking in the current market.” Declan Bourke – Timber Frame Ireland.